One of the most heart-warming and endearing acts of grace and kindness is to witness someone giving of themselves, without thought for applause or acceptance. I have been blessed to witness this with Jim Batmasian. He and his graceful bride, Marta, do more amazing things for the community of Boca Raton and surrounding areas than I could list. Giving from the heart in every arena: homelessness, food drives, church, health, wellness, ensuring their commercial tenants will succeed, and giving solid foundational business advice.

These are the marks of true leaders, people who work with and for others to create change within a community. They are sharp business leaders and ever present philanthropists. Boca Raton is a better place to live because of Jim and Marta Batmasian